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first_imgRenowned cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who died due to age-related ailments, was cremated here on Thursday with his most famous ward Sachin Tendulkar in attendance for a tearful adieu.Achrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday at his Shivaji Park residence in Dadar in Central Mumbai.His body was kept at Shivaji Park, where he coached aspiring cricketers and then taken to a nearby crematorium.When the body was taken outside the ground, young boys, who practice there, gave a guard of honour amid chants of ‘Amar Rahe’.Tendulkar, along with Achrekar’s other wards like Vinod Kambli, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, and Chandrakant Pandit, took part in the procession to the crematorium, where his body was consigned to flames.Earlier, the body was kept at his residence for people to pay their last respects to the Dronacharya and Padma Shri award-winning coach.Mumbai cricketers such as Atul Ranade, Amol Muzumdar Ramesh Powar, Paras Mhambrey, Ranji coach Vinayak Samant, Nilesh Kulkarni, Vinod Raghavan, were also there along with fans.Former Rajasthan coach Pradeep Sundaram, office-bearers of the Mumbai Cricket Association, veteran cricket administrator Prof Ratnakar Shetty also paid their last respects.Among politicians, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, MLA and BJP leader Ashish Shelar, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar also paid tributes to the decorated coach.Also Read | Ramakant Achrekar’s passing away is a big loss to the sporting world: Narendra ModiAlso Read | Ramakant Achrekar dies: Cricket in heaven will be enriched with sir’s presence, says TendulkarAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar’s tribute to Ramakant Achrekar in his emotional farewell speech in 2013Also See:advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams (right), plants a fruit tree at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices on Friday (October 4) to mark National Tree Planting Day. Observing is head gardner at the Ministry, Michael McGaw. Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Darlene Morrison (left), participates in a National Tree Planting Day exercise at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle offices on Friday (October 4). Assisting is head gardner at the Ministry. Michael McGaw.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Philippine port developer International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) posted a revenue from port operations of USD 1.244 billion for the year ended December 31, 2017.The results are 10 percent higher compared to USD 1.128 billion reported in 2016.Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) were also 10 pct higher year-on-year standing at USD 578 million.Net income attributable to equity holders for the full-year was USD 182.1 million, up one percent from the previous year.ICTSI said the increase in net income was mainly due to the continuing ramp-up at its new terminal in Matadi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), strong operating results from the terminals in Iraq, Mexico, Honduras, Madagascar, China, Poland and Brazil, along with the gain related to the termination of the sub-concession agreement in Lagos, Nigeria.The port operator’s handled consolidated volume came at 9.15 million TEUs in 2017, five percent more than in 2016.“The increase in volume was primarily due to continuing improvement in global trade activities particularly in the emerging markets, continuing ramp-up at ICTSI’s operations in Basra, Iraq, new services at Manzanillo, Mexico and contribution of new terminals in Matadi, DRC and Melbourne, Australia. Excluding the new terminals, the consolidated volume would have increased by four percent,” the group said.For 2018, the group has earmarked USD 380 million for capital expenditure, which will mainly be allocated for the capacity expansion in its terminal operations in Manila, Mexico and Iraq.In addition, ICTSI capital will be directed to the rehabilitation and development of its container terminal in Honduras, procurement of additional equipment and minor infrastructure works in its newly acquired terminal operations in Papua New Guinea, and the completion of its new barge terminal project in Cavite City, Philippines.last_img read more

Pepe Reina I want to coach Barcelona or Real Madrid

first_imgSpanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina dreams of coaching great teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid in the futureThe 36-year-old was born in Madrid, but came through Barcelona’s famous “La Masia” youth academy and is the son of club legend Miguel Reina.After making 30 appearances for Barcelona, Reina moved on in 2002 to Villarreal where his performances earned him a switch to Liverpool.It was at Anfield where Reina established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers.The Spaniard won the Premier League Golden Glove award for three straight seasons and went on to impress again at Napoli.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Currently, Reina plays for AC Milan as a backup option to the club’s young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after signing a three-year deal in the summer.But it appears that Reina is already planning for the next stage of his career.“In the future, I would like to train teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid, it’s every coach’s dream, Reina told Onda Cero.“I want to enjoy football in these three years, but I want to prepare very well to become a winning coach in the future”.Reina has made 4 appearances for Milan this season in the Europa League.last_img read more

Army to Close Community Theaters in Europe

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR In the latest move prompted by the strict cap on defense spending, the Army is planning to eliminate its community theater program in Europe starting in fiscal 2017.About nine theaters, including those in Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern and Baumholder in Germany; Vicenza in Italy; and Mons in Belgium are expected to close. The theater program cost $1.96 million last year.In response to budget cuts in FY 2017, Installation Management Command (IMCOM), like the rest of the Army, had “to make some tough — and potentially unpopular — decisions as we work to separate wants from needs,” agency spokesman Scott Malcom told Stars and Stripes.“Our intent is to use our limited funds to provide critical base operating services and sustain the infrastructure that makes the Army ready,” Malcom said. “Is quality of life a child development center or a community theater? Are we in the humanities business or are we in the warfighting business?” he said.One or two theaters could survive since individual garrisons can choose to fund the program in different ways, Dane Winters, IMCOM-Europe’s entertainment director, wrote on the Baumholder Hilltop Theater’s Facebook page.Supporters of the theater program say the performing arts are a vital part of military quality of life as they reduce isolation and stress, and foster close host-nation relations, according to the story.last_img read more

TRAFFIC ADVISORY Lawrence St Sidewalk Project To Cause Road Closures

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Please be advised that the Wilmington Department of Public Works will be starting Phase 2 of the Lawrence Street Sidewalk Construction Project (Hamlin Lane to Shady Lane Drive) starting Wednesday August 1, 2018, weather permitting.The project will begin with the replacement of the drainage cross culvert between #50 and #52 Lawrence Street. During the culvert work, which is only expected to be a few days, Lawrence Street will be soft-closed at both Glen Road and Shady Lane Drive, with a hard-closure to through traffic at the culvert. Residents south of the culvert will have to use Glen Road for egress and residents north of the culvert will have to use Shady Lane Drive for egress.Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations.If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.(NOTE: The above traffic advisory is from the Wilmington DPW.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Upcoming Paving Projects For 8 StreetsIn “Government”TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Paving Projects In Arlene Ave. & Burt Rd. Neighborhoods On Aug. 12-13In “Government”TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Portions Of Woburn St. & Hillside Way To Be Paved On May 7, Middlesex Ave. On May 8In “Government”last_img read more

first_imgThe Moto X4 is a seriously good deal at $130. Josh Miller/CNET This is something of a rerun, because just a few weeks ago the Moto X4 was on sale bundled with a month of Cricket service. Today, it’s just the phone — with a lower price.As I’ve said many times, it’s crazy to spend $750 to $1,000 for a phone when you can pay a fraction of the price for one that’s pretty damn good.Witness the Motorola Moto X4, which now qualifies as an “older” model (because it arrived way back in December 2017, gasp) but still rocks — especially at this price, one of the lowest to date.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon Prime subscribers can get the unlocked Motorola Moto X4 (32GB) for just $129.99. I first spotted this late yesterday, so I’m not sure how much longer this deal will be active. Could be days, could be hours.See it at AmazonBecause the phone is unlocked and capable of working on both CDMA and GSM networks, you can take it to just about any carrier: AT&T, Cricket, Mint Mobile, Verizon or wherever. If you already have a number, you can port it to Sprint and get an entire year of service for free. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Best Buy Review • Moto X4 review: Standout midrange Android phone is even cheaper Now playing: Watch this: Motorola Moto X4 $256 16 Photos Share your voice Mentioned Above Motorola Moto X4 (Super Black) 2:32 $335 Phones Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img Comments Preview • Moto X4 wants to outsmart other phones. Better Bluetooth is just a start 16 Motorola’s Moto X4 packs a boatload of AI goodies CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Motorola’s glossy Moto X4 shines bright See it Amazon AT&T Cricket Motorola Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Tags The Cheapskate See It As for the X4, I’ve used one (sparsely) as a backup phone and I like its design and performance. Here are some key things to know:It has a USB-C port instead of Micro-USB: yay! The latter deserves a special place in hell, the former is the future.It has a headphone jack: yay!It has a dual-lens rear camera that does a solid job creating bokeh effects.It has an expansion slot for adding tons more storage on the cheap.It’s water resistant enough to survive a dunk for up to 30 minutes.What’s not so great about the phone? According to CNET’s Motorola Moto X4 review, the camera can be slow to load and has a few issues with wide-angle images.To that I’ll add that the X4 doesn’t support wireless charging, though I stand by this $13 accessory that adds the capability.Bottom line: If you want a midrange phone but can afford only a budget one, this is the deal to beat.last_img read more

first_imgCardi B to play a stripper in HustlersInstagramCardi B turns into a sexy stripper for Hustlers and we are left stunned with her avatar! The rapper, who will make her silver screen debut in Hustlers, showcased what she would look like in the film. Needless to say, it is quite raunchy!Going by the name Diamond, the former real-life pole dancer and reality star will play the role of a stripper in the upcoming film. As she took a mirror selfie of herself and posted it on Instagram, she captioned the look as, “Y’all ready for DIAMOND to come to a theatre near you this fall? HUSTLER MOVIE !” In the picture, you can see Cardi rocking a minuscule piece of strappy pink and blue thong bodysuit with strappy silver heels that wire around the length of her legs right up to her thighs. Clearly, she’s game for all the Hustlers madness. Check out her picture. Cardi B as Diamond for HustlersInstagramThe film also stars Jennifer Lopez, Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu and Julia Stiles in pivotal roles. In fact, on the day of JLo starting her shoot for the film, her beau, Alex Rodriguez took to Instagram to share his good wishes for the actress/singer. He wrote, “This beautiful woman starts shooting her movie tomorrow, “Hustlers.” I won’t play spoiler, but I can’t wait until you all see how she transforms herself into a completely different character!! She’s been working so hard lately. I’m glad we were able to enjoy a quick little break before she dives into this new project. Love you baby and continue to shine, fly high and inspire all of us. @jlo #hustlers” Alex Rodriguez’s post for Jennifer LopezInstagramHustlers is inspired from the 2015 New York Magazine article about a group of former strip club employees coming together to entice and trick their Wall Street clients, a story which went super viral. Makers of the film, STX, announced that they will be producing Hustlers back in March, this year. Apart from Lili and the others, the movie also stars Keke Palmer. They all play vengeful strippers in the film.last_img read more

3 more detained for spreading rumours on FB

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationLaw enforcement has detained three more young men from the capital on allegation of trying to create unrest by spreading rumours on social media to instigate the recent student protest.The detainees are Touhidul Islam Tusar, 24, son of a certain Abdur Razzak, Md Waliullah, 28, son of one Saiful Islam and Md Ehasanuddin Ifas, 18, son of one Nurul Alam, reports UNB.A cyber-crime prevention team conducted separate drives from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning in different areas and arrested them, said ADC Nazmul Islam of cyber crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.The team also recovered their mobile phones, laptops, memory cards, he said.A case was filed with Ramna police station against them in this connection.The actual intention of spreading rumours on facebook would be cleared after interrogation, the official added.Earlier, three Dhaka University (DU) students were handed over to police from Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall on Tuesday morning on charge of spreading rumours on Facebook.They were, however, released in the afternoon.last_img read more